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Flat Iron's not 1 irons

BucketheadBuckethead Posts: 285
edited 2:46AM in EggHead Forum
Kroger has Flat Iron for $4.99, is that good or going rate? The last Flat Iron I had was tougher than hitting a 1 iron, but I'm sure like the golf it was operator failure...............


  • Paid $6.99/lb at a specialty mkt this weekend.
  • SlotmercenarySlotmercenary Posts: 1,071
    here in norcal they normally run $7.99. marinate and don't overcook. good luck
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    That is the sale price these days. Everyday price is $6.99.

    On rare occasion they will be $3.99, and I stock up at that price.

    For the money they are a good cut of meat. I use them in chili, fajitas, or just as a quick and easy steak dinner.
  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    There seem to be two different definitions of flat iron cuts. One is the whole shoulder top blade and the other is the two pieces that can be cut from the whole, leaving behind the piece of tough connective tissue. Any chance that the piece you had was the larger cut?

    BTW, the University of Iowa claims credit for developing this cut a few years back. I thought it funny to see, as I was paging through an old cookbook by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin, that Jacques highly recommended, and showed photos of, that exact same cut. And it was published well before UI came up with it commercially.
  • jbrodiejbrodie Posts: 111
    I get them at Fred Meyer, same company and I have never had a tough one. I just cook them at 350* direct, raised grid and they turn out fine. I usually use a rub and sometimes marinate them in teriyaki.
  • BucketheadBuckethead Posts: 285
    I have been in the food, meat business for 34 years. I am still amazed at the marketing of different cuts of meat. CW Mike has background in the grocery biz and I'll bet he would admit that they never thought ripping apart a chuck to get "Flat Iron" steaks. But you know I'm not here to debate what they have done, who'da thunk anyone would pay $7.99 for CHUCK meat.
    Thanks for the response. I think I'll pick up a couple at 4.99.
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